There are such artists that quietly create and share their works and perhaps never really surface in the wild wild world of netlabel artists.
And to a certain point Cousin Silas is one of the best kept secrets under the radar, born and raised in the Colne valley of West Yorkshire, UK.
He first released in 2001 commercially through Fflintcentral but quickly found the world of creative commons in 2005 with 4 releases to date on Earth Monkey productions, 4 releases on Earthrid and wandering through the netlabel world on Just not Normal, Acustronica, BFW Recordings.
As we all mature, it seems to me that through time the stronghold of Cousin Silas' work digs deeper and has grown more subtle whilst remaining quite fragile.
Today Cousin Silas presents his 14th solo album here on Treetrunk. Continuing in the fantastic series called Complex Silence, Phillip Wilkerson brings to light a marvellous group of artists that dwell on the complexities of silence. One thing you can be sure of; this nineth complexity is one to hold dear. For Cousin Silas certainly masters this beautiful tonal silence and brings a beautiful 10 track album to set your mind off, into ....."
This release is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial - NoDerivs 3.0 Unported license. Copyright 2010 Cousin Silas. Photography and Graphic Design: Thomas Mathie. Release Logistics: Thomas Park. Learn more about Cousin Silas at their website. Follow the Complex Silence series at the website or at the twitter feed. Watch the promotional video. The Complex Silence Series welcomes musical contributions from artists wishing to explore these or similar abstract ambient themes. Contact Phillip Wilkerson for more details or drop your sample / demo tracks in his Soundcloud dropbox.
Extra special thanks to Thomas Mathie for his excellent visual contributions to this release.
November 28, 2010 Subject:
Beautiful, Fragile, Emotional
With "Fresh Landscapes" Cousin Silas has achieved as near-perfect an ambient release as any ambient music lover could hope for. This release contains 10 tracks of beautiful, fragile, and emotional nuance and thoughtful craftsmanship. Highly recommended!